We were in Mexico last week, in Sayulita, a town about 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta visiting friends with a home there. One of our side trips included the small town of San Pancho, the next town over. Another beach town, it is filled with shops and restaurants, it also has a really interesting and successful 16,000 sq ft community center built around recycling, reuse and creativity -- EntreAmigos.
It has everything a community center has -- computers, community rooms, classrooms, exercise classes, a book lending library, classes & workshops, an art gallery and activities for kids. There's even a community garden. But what makes this different is that it is in a former milk processing factory vacant since the 1970s, it's modus operandi is creativity and recycling/reuse.